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  • Wisley in colour - the van Sommer ...

    By Lucy Waitt
    These glass plate colour photos are thought to be the earliest surviving colour photographs of ...

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  • Wisley's best kept secret

    By Jenny Auton
    Visitors to the Wisley Garden Library will soon be able to enter Gardiners' House for the ...

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  • Live and let live - wildlife in the ...

    By Vicky French
    I have found it fascinating to explore how gardeners have changed their attitudes towards the ...

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  • Butterflies in the library

    By Sarah Lawrence
    Tropical butterflies produce a wonderful display but I was interested to learn about their ...

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  • The dark side of the Christmas Rose

    By Gill Briggs
    Gruesome stories about Helleborus niger abound in history, myth and legend

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  • Botanical journeys with Roy ...

    By Mara Uzzell
    A shared enthusiasm for plants can lead to fruitful exchanges of knowledge in sometimes ...

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  • The Christmas tree story

    By Debora Hodgson
    With the festive season around the corner and decorations in shops have you wondered where ...

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  • In grateful remembrance

    By Debora Hodgson
    In the latest part of our series which looks at the fallen of RHS Garden Wisley during the ...

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  • Retrieved from a wreck?

    By Brent Elliott
    Was this intriguing pamphlet nearly lost at sea?

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  • All creatures great and small

    By Fiona Davison
    One of the best things about research in the archives at the RHS Lindley Library is that you ...

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  • Memoirs of a Victorian gardener

    By Liz Taylor
    An old, worn exercise book, in very poor condition, contained the rare memoirs of a Victorian ...

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  • Hidden gems

    By Ben Sherwood
    Head north to discover some fascinating treasures at RHS Harlow Carr Library

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